Brigade Electronics launches digital recorder line for commercial vehicles

The MDR-500 series can help reduce crash-for-cash scams and false claims.

Brigade Electronics, with U.S. offices in Portland, Indiana, has launched its latest mobile digital recorder for commercial vehicles, the MDR-500 series.

Featuring new software, a high definition picture feed, 4G mobile network connectivity and Wi-Fi, the MDR-500 series has been designed to help tackle the rise in crash-for-cash scams and false claims.

Manufactured from aluminum casing, its new features and include a built-in audible buzzer to alert drivers to various alarms, such as video loss, and ten diagnostic LEDs to show the status of the system at a glance. Mirror and flip-view capabilities also allow images to be viewed from multiple angles.

A new 4G compatibility feature enables a stream of data to be downloaded remotely via 4G mobile network. Vehicles can also be tracked in real time using GPS, providing immediate notification of any incident.

Users can access the MDR files with a USB 3.0 port. New dashboard features include the ability to pinpoint a vehicle’s location to an actual street address, an auto-logout feature for additional security and the opportunity to check for software updates using the MDR settings.

“Our latest MDR device captures real-time footage from up to eight vehicle-mounted cameras, providing instant access to incidents along with irrefutable proof when there are conflicting reports on who’s to blame—absolutely essential data when faced with false claims or crash-for-cash scams,” Corey Heniser at Brigade Electronics says. “Installing or upgrading to the new 500 series is a really straightforward and speedy process, so vehicle downtime will be kept to an absolute minimum, too.”